Fertility Adieu

When I receive this text: “Do you have a painting for a hysterectomy?” “Why, of course I do.” And then I said goodbye to this sweet painting this morning. SOLD. I love that she has a new home and love everything this painting gave me. Fertility by Marika Reinke This Read More …

Beauty is…

Like any artist or lover, I love Beauty. But here’s a challenge: define Beauty.  And why does it matter? I intuit Beauty is important to the human experience. I’m sure some happiness researcher has done a study that shows Beauty is important to cultivating happiness.  And geesh, happiness is so important these days that Read More …

To Nurture a Watercolor

Being pregnant is a victory and triumph. It is a miracle that, even if you experience it differently, is not a simple task. It is complex, complicated, at a point inexplicable and by virtue of this – absolutely awe-inspiring. That accomplishment deserves a loud colorful scream – I did it! I did this! Look at what my body can do! Celebrate! Read More …

2005: Fertility

The year of trying to get pregnant drew longer until I began to wonder if something was wrong with me. I wished I could see inside myself and withdraw some understanding.  Was I wounded? Broken? Was this karma? I held my belly; inhale, exhale, energy, light, healing, and please, some Read More …

2005 Conception

It took me a year to conceive my first daughter. The year of waiting was a tough test of my character. I tried to maintain my hope and composure but often it felt impossible, frustrating and painful. During that time, I developed a completely different relationship with my body, one Read More …